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Kunitz Signs Multiyear Production Deal with Lionsgate

Matt Kunitz, the creator and executive producer of ABC’s Wipeout, is now in the Lionsgate camp.

Under the multiyear agreement, Kunitz will develop reality programming for Lionsgate through his company Pulse Creative.

In addition to his work on Wipeout, which completed its seventh season on ABC this summer, Kunitz has also served as a producer on NBC’s Fear Factor and MTV’s The Real World.

“Matt is a powerhouse producer who knows what it takes to create reality hits with worldwide appeal,” said Lionsgate television group chairman Kevin Beggs. “Building our brand in this arena continues to be a priority for Lionsgate and we’re delighted to be in business with him.”

“I am excited to be joining a company known for such iconic franchises as The Hunger Games, Twilight, Mad Men and Orange is The New Black,” said Kunitz. “This new deal allows me the creative freedom to broaden my brand with a goal of bringing Lionsgate more successful franchises as they expand their reach into the unscripted market.”